Getting Students Together Across Boundaries

By Vivett Dukes & Chris Widmaier

#SafeSpaceConvos is a Twitter chat led by teacher Vivett Dukes as part of the Caring Classroom movement. These authentic conversations in education take place on alternating Mondays at 8:30pm Eastern. Will you join the conversation?

Vivett was joined for this chat by co-host Chris Widmaier, an instructional coach and science teacher at World of Inquiry School #58 in Rochester, New York. Chris is also a recipient of the 2016 Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Questions

Q1: What have you done, or would you like to do, to get students together in ways that cross boundaries?

Q2: We often hope for collaborations to have large and small-scale impacts. What does getting students from different identity groups together accomplish?

Q3: What obstacles prevent teachers from successfully engaging students (and colleagues) in meaningful intergroup dialogue?

Q4: Engaging a group of people with diverse perspectives in effective, collective action is challenging. What processes, protocols and partners help make it happen?

Highlights

Q1: What have you done, or would you like to do, to get students together in ways that cross boundaries?

Q2: We often hope for collaborations to have large and small-scale impacts. What does getting students from different identity groups together accomplish?

Q3: What obstacles prevent teachers from successfully engaging students (and colleagues) in meaningful intergroup dialogue?

Q4: Engaging a group of people with diverse perspectives in effective, collective action is challenging. What processes, protocols and partners help make it happen?

Be bold. Be authentic. Join the next #SafeSpaceConvos chat on Monday, June 18th at 8:30pm Eastern!